Haven for Parents

Haven for Parents Resource Website


EverFi has partnered with your student’s institution as part of their strategy to promote healthy behaviors and prevent sexual assault and relationship violence. As such, your student has been asked to complete Haven – Understanding Sexual Assault, an online learning program designed to engage and empower students to create safe, healthy college communities.

Built in collaboration with leading researchers and prevention professionals, Haven helps reinforce healthy attitudes and behaviors and prepares students to identify and respond to unhealthy or risky situations during their college experience and beyond. In addition, as many schools use Haven in conjunction with AlcoholEdu for College, your student will likely receive this comprehensive education as they prepare for their transition to college.

Your Role

While this transition is an exciting time for students, research shows that the first few weeks of college pose the highest risk across a variety of behaviors, including alcohol use and sexual assault. During the transition to college, parents and caregivers can play a crucial role in continuing to make a positive impact on their student’s health and well-being. Here’s some research to give you confidence:

  • Parental monitoring has been shown to be a protective factor in adolescent dating relationships, including the prevention of dating victimization.
  • When parents show an interest in and monitor their child’s free time during the transition to college, students are less likely to spend time with heavy drinking peers and are more likely to limit their personal consumption during their first year.

About Haven – Understanding Sexual Assault

How to Use This Site

The information provided on this page will help you understand what your student will be experiencing in the Haven course. There are also several resources for you to learn more about these issues and be prepared to engage your student in thoughtful conversation. It’s important to remember that even if your student has not experienced these issues, they will very likely know someone who has and may have the opportunity to be an “active bystander” in order to assist their friends or peers.

Harvard Case Study

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